Originally Posted by Old_sweetpea
But if I were to buy a gun from someone it'd be alright as long as the serial numbers were in tact and it wasn't used in a crime?
Depends on your state's laws. Some states require extra steps for private party sales, such as permits & other paperwork. Also, you cannot buy a handgun from a private party in another state nor from an out of state resident that comes to you as both these situations violate federal law. Check your local laws carefully and if a deal looks shady or makes you nervous - walk away...